PHIA News Digest – Vol. 42

September 21, 2015

PDSITELOGO2State creates travelers’ website for papal visit
A detailed travelers’ website has been launched to assist people headed for the Sept. 26 and 27 visit by Pope Francis to Philadelphia. “With enthusiastic crowds expected to converge on Philadelphia, this site will offer up-to-the-minute information to assist visitors and make their experience as enjoyable as possible,” said Gov. Tom Wolf who announced the launch of the site Monday.

Projected travel times rolled out on PennDOT electronic message boards
Drivers taking to midstate highways and expressways can now better gauge the time it’ll take to reach a final destination.

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation rolled out new technology that has updated electronic message signs along interstate highways and major expressways. The signs now include projected travel times.

Pennsylvania lawmakers pursue changes to truck rules
As fall nears, state lawmakers in Pennsylvania continue to put in work on issues that include addressing multiple rules that affect truck drivers.

One Senate-approved bill awaiting consideration on the House floor would sync the state’s code with federal CDL regulations on license testing and learner’s permit standards.

$500K project to fix up interstates’ sign lighting set to start in October
A project to repair highway and sign lighting along the interstate highway network in northwestern Pennsylvania is scheduled to begin soon, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The project will repair and maintain lighting along interstates 79, 80, 86, 90 and 376 in Crawford, Erie, Mercer and Venango counties.


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